Dedicated to the communication of news, science, and information of interest to the brain mapping community, and to sharing and promoting the science of brain mapping.
  The purpose and goal of brain mapping is to advance the understanding of the relationship between structure and function in the human brain. Scientists in this field seek to gain knowledge of the physical processes that underlie human sensation, attention awareness and cognition. These results are immediately applicable to surgical intervention, to the design of medical interventions and to the treatment of psychological and psychiatric disorders.

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11/26
Notice to Extend PAR-12-047 "NIDDK Education Program Grants (R25)"
Notice NOT-DK-15-005 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts…
11/25
High-tech analysis of genetic data may yield new test for endometriosis
NIH-funded study may offer alternative to surgical diagnosis.…
11/25
NIA Coordinating Center for Genetics and Genomics of Alzheimer's Disease (U54)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AG-16-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
11/25
Alzheimer's Disease Sequencing Project (ADSP) Replication Phase Analysis Studies (U01)
Funding Opportunity RFA-AG-16-002 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
11/25
NIH scientists determine how environment contributes to several human diseases
Damaged molecules trigger cell death that produces some human diseases.…
11/24
Cancer Detection, Diagnosis, and Treatment Technologies for Global Health (UH2/UH3)
Funding Opportunity RFA-CA-15-001 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Fun…
11/24
Brain abnormality found in group of SIDS cases
NIH-supported researchers find abnormality in brain area influencing breathing, heart functions.…
11/21
NIH research featured in National Geographic Channel documentary on sleep
The documentary, Sleepless in America, premieres on the National Geographic Channel on Sunday, Novem…
11/21
Mouse study reveals potential clue to extra fingers or toes
NIH-funded study finds that gene appears to regulate protein signals inside the cell.…
11/19
New comprehensive view of the mouse genome finds many similarities and striking differences with human genome
Comparisons of both genomes' inner workings may lead to a better use of mouse models.…
11/19
HHS and NIH take steps to enhance transparency of clinical trial results
Notice proposes regulations to implement reporting requirements for clinical trials.…
11/19
NIH ends Transcranial Doppler (TCD) with Transfusions Changing to Hydroxyurea (TWiTCH) clinical trial due to early results
Trial ended based on recommendations of the Data and Safety Monitoring Board.…
11/18
Studies Indicate that Losartan may be an effective treatment option for Marfan syndrome
Losartan blocks the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing th…
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11/27
Seniors Draw on Extra Brainpower for Shopping
… ." The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) -- a n…
11/27
Cradle of memories in the brain discovered
… a particularly accurate type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. …
11/27
Stroke damage mechanism identified
Researchers have discovered a mechanism linked to the brain damage often suffered by stroke victims …
11/27
Isolation of important centres in the brain results in age-related memory deficits
… undergo resting-state fMRI, i.e. magnetic resonance imaging of their brain in a ……
11/27
Potter books help scientists understand how brain encodes stories
Scientists performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight people ……
11/27
New research suggests brain's reaction to virtual reality should prompt further study
UCLA neurophysicists have found that space-mapping neurons in the brain react differently to virtual…
11/27
Scientists use Harry Potter to find how our brain allow us to understand stories
… from Carnegie Mellon performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight…
11/26
How various brain areas interact in decisions
… study, the scientists used functional magnetic resonance imaging to examine the brains of …
11/26
Mouse study identifies malfunctioning neural circuit at the root of motor impairments seen in autism
Abnormal connections between neurons are the likely cause of motor coordination issues seen in autis…
11/26
Excess protein during brain development causes abnormalities and faulty connections in laboratory studies, may trigger schizophrenia
A gene associated with schizophrenia plays a role in brain development and may help to explain the b…
11/26
Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story
… Machine Learning Department performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans o…
11/26
Brain researchers pinpoint gateway to human memory
… a particularly accurate type of magnetic resonance imaging technology. The…
11/26
Carnegie Mellon researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story
… Machine Learning Department performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans o…
11/26
Proton transport through one-atom-thick crystals
Graphene is increasingly explored as a possible platform for developing novel separation technologie…
11/26
Isolation of Important Centres in Brain Results in Age-Related Memory Deficits
… undergo resting-state fMRI, i.e. magnetic resonance imaging of their brain in a ……
11/26
New measuring system to objectively ascertain the fatigue level in physicians through eye movement
An international team of scientists including researchers from the U. of Granada find that the speed…
11/26
Reading Harry Potter: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Identify Brain Regions That Encode Words, Grammar, Character Development
… Machine Learning Department performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans o…
11/26
Muggle magic: Scientists use Harry Potter's Sorcerer's Stone to pinpoint the areas of the brain that allow us to understand stories
… from Carnegie Mellon performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of eight…
11/26
Brain Researchers Pinpoint Gateway to Human Memory
… a particularly accurate type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology. The researche…
11/26
Placebo boosts brain activity in Parkinson's patients
New study finds placebo is as good for boosting learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patie…
11/26
NIAID/GSK experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe, prompts immune response
An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system…
11/26
Brain researchers pinpoint gateway to human memory
An international team led by researchers of the University of Magdeburg and the DZNE has successfull…
11/26
How various brain areas interact in decisions
Our decisions can be pictured in the brain. Scientists at the University of Zurich were able to show…
11/26
Researchers Identify Brain Regions That Encode Words, Grammar and Story
A new neuroimaging study identifies areas of the brain responsible for language processing. …
11/26
Diverting a river from ecological disaster in northwestern China could provide new sustainable model
Population expansions and high-speed economic development along major rivers have triggered ecologic…
11/26
Protecting the rainforest through agriculture and forestry
Conservationists are always looking for ways to halt the pace of deforestation in tropical rainfores…
11/25
Imagination, reality, flow in opposite directions in the brain
Aiming to discern discrete neural circuits, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have …
11/25
NIH Scientists Determine How Environment Contributes to Several Human Diseases
Using a new imaging technique, National Institutes of Health researchers have found that the biologi…
11/25
Environmental 'tipping points' key to predicting extinctions
Researchers from North Carolina State University have created a model that mimics how differently ad…
11/25
Survivors of childhood eye cancer experience normal cognitive functioning as adults
Most long-term survivors of retinoblastoma, particularly those who had been diagnosed with tumors by…
11/25
Study shows mental health impact of breast size differences in teens
Differences in breast size have a significant mental health impact in adolescent girls, affecting se…
11/25
Mere expectation of treatment can improve brain activity in Parkinson's patients
Learning-related brain activity in Parkinson's patients improves as much in response to a placebo tr…
11/24
Brain?s Reaction to Virtual Reality Should Prompt Further Study
New findings from virtual reality study could help provide treatments for those with memory problems…
11/24
Motor Coordination Issues in Autism Are Caused by Abnormal Neural Connections
Using a mouse model of autism, researchers discover a malfunctioning neural circuit associated with …
11/24
Distinct neural circuits employed in pain from rejection and physical pain
Over the last decade, neuroscientists have largely come to believe that physical pain and social pai…
11/24
Mental disorders due to permanent stress
Activated through permanent stress, immune cells will have a damaging effect on and cause changes to…
11/24
Brain?s reaction to virtual reality should prompt further study, suggests new research by UCLA neuroscientists
New findings by UCLA neurophysicists could be significant for people who use virtual reality for gam…
11/24
The aging brain can be taught to ignore distractions
As we age, we have an increasingly harder time ignoring distractions. But new research online in the…
11/17
MicroRNA silencing for cancer therapy targeted to the tumour microenvironment
MicroRNAs are short non-coding RNAs expressed in different tissue and cell types that suppress the e…
11/12
Neurobiology: A molecular knife to dice depression
Chronic stress can cause depression in some individuals, but leaves others untouched. Engagement of …
11/12
?-catenin mediates stress resilience through Dicer1/microRNA regulation
Here ?-catenin, which has been implicated in neurological and psychiatric diseases, including depres…
11/10
Structural insight into autoinhibition and histone H3-induced activation of DNMT3A
DNA methylation is an important epigenetic modification that is essential for various developmental …
11/05
A relative shift in cloacal location repositions external genitalia in amniote evolution
The move of vertebrates to a terrestrial lifestyle required major adaptations in their locomotory ap…
11/05
The neural representation of taste quality at the periphery
The mammalian taste system is responsible for sensing and responding to the five basic taste qualiti…
11/01
The dark side of self-focus: brain activity during self-focus in low and high brooders
There are two distinct modes of self-focus: analytical self-focus is abstract, general and evaluati…
11/01
The world can look better: enhancing beauty experience with brain stimulation
Aesthetic appreciation is part of our everyday life: it is a subjective judgment we make when looki…
11/01
Behavioral and genetic correlates of the neural response to infant crying among human fathers
Although evolution has shaped human infant crying and the corresponding response from caregivers, t…
11/01
Neural antecedents of social decision-making in a partner choice task
Experiments in financial decision-making point to two complementary processes that encode prospecti…
11/01
Memory consolidation of fear conditioning: Bi-stable amygdala connectivity with dorsal anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex
Investigations of fear conditioning in rodents and humans have illuminated the neural mechanisms of…
11/01
Explicit semantic stimulus categorization interferes with implicit emotion processing
Previous functional magnetic resonance imaging and event-related brain potential studies revealed t…
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Hilac Brain Mapping experiment.Members of the Tobias group check the beam intensity for a "brain mapping" experiment. (L. to r.) John Lyman, Howard Chung, Nicholas Yanni, Jean Luce, In the experiment, the researchers were able to make lab animals blink by directing a beam of invisible alpha radiation into the cornea of their eyes. This was one of several experiments underway in 1961 using particle beams to explore the brain.
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